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South Korea Uses Airline Tax To Raise Global Fund Contribution

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Thursday that it had received a major boost from South Korea thanks to a levy on airline tickets,” Agence France-Presse reports. “The Geneva-based body … said South Korea was to double its contribution over the next three years,” the news…

Opinion Pieces Published Ahead Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of opinion pieces published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Phyllis AlRoy, Times of Trenton: “The choice is clear: invest in efforts to end these pandemics or allow…

Cambodia Launches Investigation Into Corruption Allegations In Handling Of Global Fund Money

“Cambodia’s government anticorruption agency has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption involving the handling of money from an international fund to fight infectious diseases, a senior official of the watchdog agency said,” Kyodo News International/GlobalPost reports. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria suspended contracts with two…

India’s Delay On Global Fund Grant Caused HIV Drug Shortages, Live Mint Reports

India’s “health ministry sat on a $187 million international grant offered to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) for some 18 months, causing drug shortages that left about one million HIV-positive Indians treated under the program without drugs and testing kits for at least five of those months,” Live Mint…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 232 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the investigation into allegations of corruption in Cambodia, a commentary on domestic HIV/AIDS spending, and an article on new Aidspan pledges…

DRC Reports Threefold Increase In Malaria Cases In Rebel Stronghold

“There has been a threefold increase in the number of malaria cases recorded in the former M23 rebel stronghold of Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province, compared to past years,” IRIN reports, noting health officials say ‘[i]nsecurity is exacerbating the spread of the disease.” “Between…

New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 32 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue examines the fund’s upcoming replenishment meeting, its new funding model and deadlines for proposal submissions (11/28).

Opinion Pieces, Editorials Address Global Fund Ahead Of Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of editorials and opinion pieces published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Ray Chambers, The Hill’s “Global Affairs” blog: “The Global Fund represents the best there is when…

Recent Releases Published Ahead Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts and a press release published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Global Fund press release: The Global Fund “announced new results [Wednesday] that show a…

Lawmakers, Activists Pressure Obama To Act On HIV/AIDS, USA TODAY Reports

“President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take legacy-setting action to combat HIV/AIDS,” USA TODAY reports, noting recent actions by members of Congress and AIDS activists in the U.S. and abroad urging Obama to scale up the number of people receiving treatment under PEPFAR and…